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Two Charleston brothers sentenced for heroin distribution

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Dennis and Joshua Walls, 25 and 22, of Charleston, were sentenced today to federal prison for heroin distribution, announced Acting United States Attorney Carol Casto. The two are brothers. Dennis Walls was sentenced to a year and a day in prison, and Joshua Walls was sentenced to six months.

Both Dennis Walls, who pleaded guilty in March, and Joshua Walls, who pleaded guilty April, previously admitted to their joint efforts in distributing heroin from a residence they shared on Fairview Drive in Charleston. The investigation of the brothers by the Charleston Police Department’s Special Enforcement Unit began after Joshua Walls sold heroin to a confidential informant working with that agency. The brothers were responsible for distributing between 10 and 20 grams of heroin locally.

This case was prosecuted as part of an ongoing effort led by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of West Virginia to combat the illicit sale and misuse of heroin and prescription drugs.  The U.S. Attorney’s Office, joined by federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, is committed to aggressively pursuing and shutting down illegal heroin and pill trafficking, eliminating open air drug markets, and curtailing the spread of heroin and opiate painkillers in communities across the Southern District.

Updated July 8, 2016

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